As an academic hospital, the entire team of the MUHC Reproductive Centre places a great importance on research, in order to advance knowledge and improve the infertility health care given to the population. 

Clinical research helps us verify research hypotheses in the laboratory and allows us to make the link between science in the lab and the care given to patients.  As well, we develop collaborations with researchers in different fields to enable a sharing of the valuable expertise. 

How does this affect you?

You might be asked to participate in a research project.  Please know that all of our studies follow strict research rules.  For instance, each project must be approved by the research ethics committee at the Research Institute of the MUHC and you will be asked to signa consent form demonstrating that you agree to be part of the sutdy.

We explore all the areas of our speciality, for both male and female patients, at all phases of a treatment plan; from the outset of the evaluation of the infertility, and the analysis of the impact of our lifestyle and our environment on fertility, through to the stimulation of ovulation, to artificial inseminations or to fertilization in vitro.We also conduct research on the preservation of fertility. 

It is important to transmit new discoveries to the public.  This is done via the the media interview in print, online or radio/television but also through  meetings and events.